Sickness goes hand in hand with the winter weather. And although Georgia’s winter has been mild, the chilly airs are still carrying cold and flu viruses. When you and the people around you keep getting sick, it can cost a pretty penny. Here are some homemade cold remedies and sick day necessities to keep in your cupboards.
Sick Day Necessities: These are things that you need to have on-hand for a sick day.
A box of tissues
On The Go:
Soup on-the-go (Campbell’s has some)
Tea Time: Drinking tea can aid in making sickness go away. Here are a few teas and their uses.
White tea: Has the highest antioxidants and is anti-bacterial.
Peppermint tea: A decongestant.
Lemon Balm: Helps with headaches and aids with common colds.
Ginger: Helps relieve nausea.
Thyme: Relieves coughing.
Sick Foods: What you eat when you’re sick is important. You want things in your system that will lessen your symptoms, not aid them.
Foods to eat:
Broth based soup
Spicy foods (They act as a natural detox.)
Foods to avoid:
Some dairy (too much can create mucus or the feeling of mucus)
At Home Sick Remedies: These are some easy DIYs to help ease the pain of your illness.
Vapor Rub Shower Melts: Rather than slathering yourself in sticky vapor rub. Pop one of these in while you shower to help clear up your sinuses.